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how to center a "position: fixed" div

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I have a header div that I want to position on the top of the window, and stay centered. I also want it to have position: fixed so it'll say fixed while the surfer scrolls the page. Inside of it, there's two anchor elements.

Initially, judging from the URL

http://www.raffaello-network.com/raffties/orange/index.php

the fixed DIV seems indeed centered, but really it is not. The proof is that the 2 anchors inside should be contained inside the position: fixed div but they are not. I gave this div a width: 100%, thinking that it would expand 100%, yes, but inside the parent DIV which has a fixed width of 956px and outside of it. The logics should be: if a parent has a width of 1000px the child DIV can't be larger than 1000px

Any solution?
CSS:

#########
 

#orange {

	width: 956px;

	height: 32px;

	z-index: 15;

}
 

#homepages {

	background: url(../images/top/background.gif) no-repeat center;

	width: 100%;

	height: 32px;

	position: fixed;

	top: 0;

	left: 0;

}
 

#orange a.orangehomepage {

	font-size: 13px;

	line-height: 13px;

	text-indent: -9999px;

	background-image: url(../images/top/raffaello-orange-homepage.gif);

	width: 417px;

	height: 13px;

	display: block;

	float: left;

}
 

#orange a.bluehomepage {

	font-size: 13px;

	line-height: 13px;

	text-indent: -9999px;

	background-image: url(../images/top/raffaello-blue-homepage.gif);

	width: 452px;

	height: 12px;

	display: block;

	float: left;

}
 

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HTML
 

##########
 

<div id="orange">

<div id="homepages">

<a class="orangehomepage" href="http://www.raffaello-network.com/raffties/orange/index.php" title="Raffaello Network Orange - Top Fashion Designers at discount prices">RAFFAELLO NETWORK ORANGE</a>

<a class="bluehomepage" href="http://www.raffaello-network.com/raffties/index.php" title="Raffaello Network Blue - Top Fashion Designers Spring/Summer 2009 Collection">RAFFAELLO NETWORK BLUE</a>

</div>

</div>

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Hello,

You would need a container inside your position fixed div

<div style="height:32px;position:fixed;width:100%">
  <div style="height:32px;margin:0 auto;width:950px"> this div will be centered in the browser</div>
</div>

Try that
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This is excellent, Steggs! thank you for the help!

Just, now the issue is that, the centered DIV is some pixels below the top of the window, how come? I didn't put any margin: XXXpx neither in the parent nor the child div
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looks like you need to add top:0; to #orange
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that's just fantastic, yeah! Thank you again, Steggs. Thought making no declaration wouldbe considered as defaulto 0px, oh well

5 star! thx!
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:D :D :D :D  YOUR WELCOME   WOOOOHOOOO!  YEAAHHHHHHHHHH!     WOOP WOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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